Addiction - cocaine, n-acetylcysteine - 50973
N-acetylcysteine (NAC) 1200-2400 mg per day with or without food helped those who had quit cocaine stay away from trying it again and reduced the craving. NAC increases cystine which displaces glutamate in brain cells, bringing back glutamate balance, and reducing cravings and impulsivity.
[Am J Addict. 2013 Sep-Oct;22(5):443-52. 50973 (10/2015)]